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Outrage as Roman Polanski's new film tops 'French Oscar' nominations

2 hours 39 min ago
Roman Polanski’s new film “An Officer and a Spy” topped the list of nominations on Wednesday for the “French Oscars”, the Cesars, sparking fury from feminists.

Retracing the epic journey of Leonardo da Vinci, from Italy to France

6 hours 35 min ago
Leonardo da Vinci embodies the genius of the Renaissance. In 1516, three years before his death, he crossed the Alps. Carrying his masterpieces like the Mona Lisa, he travelled on a mule and on foot from Italy to Amboise, in France's Loire Valley. We retrace part of his 2,000-kilometre-long epic journey to meet the French king.

Meet the former prisoner holding youth mentoring sessions across France

7 hours 2 min ago
In this episode of Banlieue Project, we meet Yazid. Once a petty criminal, an elected official's decision to give him a second chance encouraged him to turn his life around. Yazid now parks his truck outside underprivileged housing projects across France to conduct youth mentoring sessions. He tells us more. 

Five Paris voters on incumbent Anne Hidalgo's record as mayoral race heats up

9 hours 51 min ago
After six years as Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo’s re-election bid is in full swing. With Parisians heading to the ballot box in March, the Spanish-born Socialist leads a crowded field on 23 percent in the polls. What do Parisians make of her time at City Hall? FRANCE 24 hit the streets of the French capital to find out.

Chinese tourist in 'serious condition' in France's fourth coronavirus case

Tue, 28/01/2020 - 18:14
An elderly Chinese tourist in a "serious condition" in a Paris hospital is France's fourth confirmed case of the new coronavirus that has killed more than 100 people since it emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan, France's top health official said Tuesday.

France will start to evacuate citizens from Chinese city at centre of coronavirus outbreak

Tue, 28/01/2020 - 16:31
France on Thursday will send a plane to start evacuating its citizens from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of a coronavirus scare, in the first repatriations by a European country.

French police clash with firefighters at Paris demonstration

Tue, 28/01/2020 - 15:58
Scuffles broke out Tuesday between French police and angry firefighters demonstrating in Paris for better working conditions.

French cities and NGOs sue oil giant Total over 'climate inaction'

Tue, 28/01/2020 - 15:33
A group of French cities and advocacy groups said Tuesday they had filed a lawsuit against oil giant Total, claiming it was not doing enough to limit carbon emissions and prevent climate change.

Michou, the blue man of Paris nightlife, dead at 88

Mon, 27/01/2020 - 20:22
Michou, a legend of the Paris night scene who helped inspire the comedy classic "La Cage aux Folles", died Sunday at the age of 88.

France warns US against pulling troops out of unstable Sahel region

Mon, 27/01/2020 - 19:26
French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly warned Monday that expected cuts to the Pentagon's African operations would hamper efforts against jihadist groups, especially in the Sahel region.

Kei Kobayashi becomes first Japanese chef to get three Michelin stars

Mon, 27/01/2020 - 18:02
Chef Kei Kobayashi made history Monday by becoming the first Japanese chef to win the maximum three Michelin stars in France.

Math genius Villani frustrates Macron's effort to win Paris

Mon, 27/01/2020 - 14:36
Cedric Villani, out campaigning to be the next mayor of Paris, was dressed in his trademark three-piece suit with pocket watch and spider brooch under his overcoat.

Auschwitz, 75 years on: Nazi hunters Beate and Serge Klarsfeld speak to FRANCE 24

Mon, 27/01/2020 - 11:58
Serge and Beate Klarsfeld spent decades tracking down fugitive Nazis to bring them to justice. Seventy-five years after the liberation of Auschwitz, they speak to FRANCE 24 about what can be done to transmit the memory of the Holocaust to future generations to make sure that it never happens again.

Live: ‘The Holocaust must remain an open wound,’ Macron says at Paris memorial

Mon, 27/01/2020 - 09:31
As the world marks 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, where more than a million people perished during the Holocaust, join FRANCE 24 for live coverage of the solemn commemorations throughout the day, from Poland to Paris and beyond.

French citizens in coronavirus-hit Wuhan to be evacuated by plane

Sun, 26/01/2020 - 19:13
French citizens will be evacuated from the Wuhan area in China that is the centre of a coronavirus outbreak, French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn said on Sunday.

With Europe's first confirmed coronavirus cases, how is France dealing with the disease?

Sun, 26/01/2020 - 17:22
As France confirmed the third coronavirus case on its territory on Friday January 24, authorities are gradually implementing a prevention and intervention plan in order to halt the spread of what could eventually become an epidemic.

New coronavirus appears ‘less serious’ than SARS, says French doctor

Sat, 25/01/2020 - 21:36
The lead doctor treating two Paris hospital patients for the new virus from China said Saturday that the illness appears less serious than comparable outbreaks of the past and that the chance of a European epidemic appears weak at this stage.

'They're killing Paris": Restaurants count the cost of 'catastrophic' strikes

Sat, 25/01/2020 - 16:11
After seven weeks of a record-breaking strike that shuttered the Paris rail network and brought chaos to the French capital, Paris’s restaurant owners are still counting the cost. FRANCE 24 reports.

France prepares evacuation of its citizens from coronavirus-hit Wuhan, China

Sat, 25/01/2020 - 15:32
France is planning to evacuate its citizens from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus epidemic, the French Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

France’s first NBA regular season game draws PSG superstars, eager fans

Sat, 25/01/2020 - 10:16
With the world’s two most expensive soccer players cheering him on in Paris on Friday night, Giannis Antetokounmpo took a while to entertain them.